Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Like John Bolton

Have you seen this? In his article in last week's Human Events, John Bolton, former scourge of the UN, straight-talker, and one of the few men who can quote Adam Smith with credibility, spells out a truer "State of the Union" address than has ever been delivered by a sitting president. 
The debt-ceiling legislation’s trigger mechanism, with its grave risk of disproportionate cuts in defense spending, is potentially even more draconian. America’s national security is not just another wasteful government program, especially in perilous times like today. We are heavily involved in two major conflicts, the long-term global War on Terror and the critical effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Recent confirmation that Iran, on the verge of becoming a nuclear power, is materially aiding al-Qaeda only underlines the risk of massive U.S. defense cuts.
He spells out how US economic strength and national security are linked indivisibly, and in so doing, makes himself, in my eyes, the best example of presidential timber yet seen.

The question is, will he run?

1 comment:

Ran said...

"We are heavily involved in two major conflicts, the long-term global War on [expansionist islam] and the critical effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons."

I'm with you on Bolton. Even if he doesn't run - he might want to run along - say, actively and out-in-front work with one of the better candidates the way Reagan did for Goldwater.

The US needs a character such as Darth Bolton as CinC, at State or at the Pentagon - or all three - to calm the furrin' rabble, as it were.

The first duty of the Prez is to act to defend the safety of the borders and our lives, yeh? A nice wussy mama's boy in a suit with telegenic hair won't cut it.